Today I have a bonus for you! It’s a special FB Live recording I did in January that was so popular and had such great feedback that I wanted to bring it to the podcast as well. It’s about the 4 things you need to do daily to stay productive.
Let’s face it, we are in February now, you may be slowing down on your goals, getting a little tired, maybe it’s cloudy and snowy and you just have lost all motivation. Don’t worry, it’s just a matter of putting a few little habits back into your day and you’ll be able to turn around your motivation quickly and get back into the game. So let’s do this!
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How do you feel about your day? Do you have a to-do list: What do you do every day to stay productive?
Note: If you want a copy of our daily to-do list template, click here.
KEY CHANGE I MADE ONE WEEK AGO: I am in control of my schedule. How can I work 4 hours per day? How can I work 2 hours per day?
The book Deep Work by Cal Newport really influenced a lot of the things. I wasn’t getting focus time.
I’ve been waking up early.
I’ve been filling out our Classy Career Girl Planner – with these 4 things and doing them every single day. They work!!
I am creating my schedule the day before and my priorities the day before.
I am having wrap up time at the end of the day.
I have gotten so much done this week and it’s been an amazing week. I finally feel in control of my life and on top of what needs to get done. I feel ahead of the game. I have less stress. I know I can meet my goals. I’m working out daily. I’m reading. I’m doing my good habits. I am productive.
Do These 4 Things Daily to Stay Productive Every Day
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Step 1: Set Your Priorities
If you woke up feeling like you have a million things to do, you aren’t alone. They key is to write down your priorities. What are the most important things that need to get done? What are those small baby steps you can do that will help you reach your long-term goals? Those are your priorities!
When you know your priorities before the day starts, it will help you focus and decrease the overwhelm of all the things you feel like you need to do. I complete my to-do list the night before so I know the first thing to do when I wake up in the morning.
I ask: What’s the one thing I can do that will make everything else easier or even unnecessary?
Your action: Write down your priorities for the day the night before. This will keep you on task and motivated!
Step 2: Create Your Affirmations
What are affirmations? They are something you do daily that describe a goal in its already completed state. We believe so highly in the power of affirmations that we added them to our new Create Your Future 90-day Planners (they are back in stock NOW!!).
On your daily planning sheet, we created a section to write your daily affirmations. It is something I do every day, and I want you all to get into the habit of doing affirmations.
So, how do you create affirmations?
I did an entire blog post and podcast on how to create effective affirmations. Listen here.
Note: We believe there is no right or wrong way to create and write affirmations. Do what works for you to help you stay positive and don’t worry if they are written perfectly.
And here’s a blog post with a list of affirmations for entrepreneurs and job searchers.
A few of my favorites lately I have been writing down are:
I will create the most extraordinary life I can imagine.
There are no limits to what I can achieve.
I am 100% committed to becoming the person I need to be.
My goals are possible.